Arthur Street sanitary trunk sewer and road reconstruction

About the project

The City will be reconstructing Wyndham Street South from York Road to the bridge that runs over the Speed River just south of Wellington Street East. Work will include the installation of sanitary sewers, storm sewer, watermain, curb and gutter, sidewalks, bike lanes and on–street parking. Final road design will provide one lane for vehicular traffic in each direction and on–road bicycle lanes as recommended by the Cycling Master Plan.

As part of the project planning, the City of Guelph completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study in 2013-14 and the project proceeded to detailed design and construction.

More details on the Environmental Assessment

Arthur Sewer Trunk Construction Area Map

Construction timeline

The first stage of reconstruction on Wyndham Street South, from York Road to the bridge that runs over the Speed River just south of Wellington Street East was in 2015. The second stage on Howitt Street between Wyndham and Neeve streets was completed in 2017.

The third stage, from Neeve Street to the bridge and Cross Street to Arthur Street, and the fourth stage, from Alice Street to south of the railway track and Duke Street from Elizabeth Street to approximately 20 metres south of the railway track, were both completed in 2018.

The last stage, known as stage five, will be Arthur Street from the railway track to Elizabeth Street and Elizabeth Street from Macdonell Street to about 75 metres east of Duke Street. It is planned for 2020.

Traffic impacts

Motorists are asked to follow marked detours as traffic will be reduced through the work zone. Local access to residences and businesses is expected to be maintained throughout the project.

Shared bike and pedestrian path

As part of the project, we will add a shared 2 metre wide asphalt path for pedestrians and cyclists. The shared path will be on the south side of Elizabeth Street between Macdonell Street and Arthur Street South.

Background materials from public meetings

The City hosted open houses to provide detailed project information to interested stakeholders.. Open house materials are posted below.
Open House – May 21, 2015Open House Phase 4 information boards – April 4, 2018Open House Phase 4 information package – April 4, 2018Open House Phase 4 issued for client review, April 4, 2018Open House – Duke Street, April 4, 2018

Alternate formats of posted documents are available upon request in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Please contact the Project Manager if you require an alternate format.

The City of Guelph appreciates your patience and understanding as we complete this important infrastructure project.

For more information

Ike Umar, C.E.T.
Project Manager
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2242
[email protected]
Denis Viens, Ph.D., P.Eng., LEED AP
Dillon Consulting Limited
519-571-9833 extension 3109
[email protected]